Saturday Sampler 2018

DATE: 1st Saturday of each month

TIME: 10:00 am, repeated at 1 pm

INSTRUCTOR: Camille Wideman

FEE: $10.00 to register.  Bring back your completed block each month at one of the 2 class times, and you receive your next block free.  Each time you fail to be present with a finished block, you will pay $10 for the next block.  This is a 16 block program.  If you complete your block each month, you will have received all fabrics and patterns for only $10.  What a deal! 

This year's program is Be My Neighbor.  It was designed by Pat Sloan for Moda 2 years ago.  We think you'll love the colors and fabrics.  Each block will include a town building and sometimes trees, etc.  See the first block above and at the shop.  When in the shop ask Camille to show you the quilt's design.

TO ENROLL: Call (903) 784.6342 & speak with one of our sale associates. 


Little Red Schoolhouse of Quilting

DATE: Thursday, Mar. 15 - 3rd Thursday of each month  (Note: This is a month later than originally announced due to teacher illness.)

TIME: 9:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

INSTRUCTOR: Camille Wideman

FEE: $15.00 

On March 15, Quilting School will open!  Imagine this first class to be Kindergarten.  Instead of the 3 R's, you will learn MRS - Machine (threading and bobbin winding), Rotary cutting, and Seams (accurate 1/4" ones).  These basic skills are the building blocks to successful quilt making.  The school will meet the 3rd Thursday of each month.  Each month you will receive instruction in a new set of skills as well as receive reinforcement in the old ones.  Everyone begins in Kindergarten, but you'll be graduating with honors in no time.  Sign up soon.  Class size is limited so you can receive special attention!  A Saturday Kindergarten will be held the 3rd Saturday of each month beginning March 17 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

TO ENROLL: Call (903) 784.6342 & speak with one of our sales associates.  


Underground Railroad quilt class

DATE: Monday, January 29 was class 1 of 5 to meet the last Monday of each month.  Class that should meet on May 29th will be rescheduled for Friday June 1st.

TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

INSTRUCTOR: Camille Wideman

FEE: $50.00 

Learn the history of  the meaning of each block as you make them and how that block helped escaped slaves make it to safe houses.

TO ENROLL: Call (903) 784.6342 & speak with one of our sales associates.  


Texas Round-Up - or....Let No Texas Our Texas quilt go unfinished!

DATE: Wednesdays, February 28, May 30, June 27, July 25

TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

FEE:  $10 each meeting you attend

INSTRUCTOR: Regina Harris Holcomb

If you ever took a Texas Our Texas BOM quilt class from Regina but never finished the quilt, bring it all to the classroom so Regina can help you jump start your project again.  Her goal is NO UNFINISHED TEXAS OUR TEXAS PROJECT!  

TO ENROLL: No enrollment necessary.  Just be there!


Possibilities using a serger

DATE:  Monday May 11th is the introduction actual sewing will be Friday May 11th

TIME:  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Monday class and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for the Friday class

FEE:  $20

INSTRUCTOR:  MaryAnn Beard

The first class will be an introduction to sergers and the possible projects the second class will start the projects

TO ENROLL:  Call (903)784-6342 to speak with a sales associates


Victory Quilts class

DATE: 1st Wed. of each month for 8 months - 1st class on May 2

TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

FEE:  $55 plus book

INSTRUCTOR: Regina Harris-Holcomb

Victory Quilts by Eleanor Burns features quilts made during the 1940's.  Choose the quilt from the book that you prefer to make in the class.  Regina will show you the way.

TO ENROLL: Call (903)784-6342 & speak with one of our sales associates.


Free Motion Quilting class

DATE: Session 1 of 3 is Saturday, April 28 with last 2 classes the 4th Saturday in May and June

TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

FEE:  $55


Are you tired of paying to have someone else quilt your quilts?  Do you own lots of free motion how-to books but are still afraid to try it yourself?  Learn the basics of free motion in this 3-session class.  You can do

TO ENROLL: Call (903)784-6342 & speak with one of our sales associates.


Quilter's Caddy Class

DATE:  Saturday, May 5th

TIME:  12 pm - 2 pm

FEE:  $10.00 plus pattern

INSTRUCTOR:  Connie Steadman

Construct a colorful and convenient way to carry your rulers to class.  The base of the creation is an empty fabric bolt (Sew Always will gladly give you one!).  One side of the caddy has slots for the rulers.  The other side is a handy pressing surface.

TO ENROLL:  Call (903) 784-6342 and speak with one of our sales associates



DATE:  Thursday May 10th

TIME:  10 am - 5:00 pm

FEE:  $25 plus pattern

INSTRUCTOR:  Connie Steadman

Create a handy and colorful way to transport your sewing gear when on the road.  

TO ENROLL: Call (903)784-6342 and speak with a sales associate


Rudolph and Friends

DATE: Thursday July 12th and every 2nd Thursday of the month for 4 sessions

TIME:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

FEE:  $35 plus pattern

INSTRUCTOR:  Connie Steadman

Come and create a festive and fun reindeer quilt.  The pattern has full-sized patterns for the applique pieces, so no enlarging will be needed.

TO ENROLL:  Call (903)784-6342 and speak with a sales associate.


EILEEN URBANEK teaches the Judy Niemeyer paper piecing technique

DATE:   Monday thru Wednesday June 4th - 6th

TIME:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

FEE:  $55 for the 3 days of instruction

INSTRUCTOR:  Eileen Urbanek

Well-known instructor Eileen Urbanek will be teaching any Judy Niemyer patterns for 3 days.  Please come and take advantage of this unique and valuable opportunity. 



Sew Always encourages sewing groups, whether machine or hand, to bring your projects and enjoy the classroom area.  There is no charge, and all are welcome.  No reservation is necessary for already existing groups.  If you would like to start a new group, please check with the shop for classroom availability.

Thursday Sew-In - This group meets from 10:00a-5:00p on the 1st Thursday of each month.  Bring your machine and supplies to work on any project you currently are enjoying.

Hand Embroidery - This group meets from 10:00a-5:00p on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  The group enjoys chatting while they work on their individual hand embroidery projects.

Handwork - This group meets from 10:00a-5:00p on the 3rd Monday of each month.  Bring any handwork you need to work on and enjoy the camaraderie.

Machine Applique - This group meets from 10:00a-5:00p on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.   Check with the shop for details.

Machine Embroidery - This group meets from 1:00p-3:00p on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  The group discusses different machine embroidery techniques and projects, and participants show their latest projects.  If you need one on one instruction, Paula McVay is available at an hourly rate.  Check the shop for details.

Friday Sew-In - This group meets from 10:00a-5:00p the last Friday of each month.  It is classroom time for you to bring projects that need attention without all the interruptions you might get at home!

Red River Valley Quilt Guild - In addition to the regular sewing groups, this Guild meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00a-12:00p.   The Guild exists to enhance the quilt knowledge of its members through speakers and presentations.  Their community outreach project is called the ABC Project.  Members make quilts of all sizes to be donated to various organizations in the area.  Come visit for a meeting or two.  We'd love to see you!  If you decide to  join, the yearly fee is $25.